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The Government must restore councils’ public health grants because of their important role in the urgent task of improving public health, according to a report from leading health think tank, The King’s Fund.
The struggling adult social care sector is facing a growing workforce crisis due to chronic low pay and endemic job insecurity, a new report has revealed.
One in eight children and young people aged between five and 19 have a mental disorder, according to a survey.
Local authorities have three weeks to find alternative providers for thousands of elderly and vulnerable people after a major care services company pulled out of the market.
Mental health services for children and young people are generally improving but progress is slow, according to the children's commissioner.
A major care services provider is winding up all its contracts with local authorities after regulators warned it was about to go bust.
Cash collected from the 'sugar tax' has already helped in the fight against childhood obesity, according to the Government.
Councils have been urged to help drive down smoking rates after research revealed smoking is twice as common in social housing than in other tenures.
Care homes should be upfront about all of the terms and conditions in their contracts to ensure residents and their representatives are treated fairly, new guidelines say.
The number of children looked after by local authorities has increased since last year, prompting council chiefs to warn of the ‘huge demand’ this is placing on children’s services.